English 287: Great Books
Texts for the Course
Here are the works we will be focusing on for our course this semester. I have listed here the editions I have ordered at Claflin Books and Copies.
1. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Cat's Cradle. Dell paperback. (Either the mass market paperback  or the trade paperback  will do. The chapters are short, so we can get by with chapter references instead of page references.)
2. Homer, The Odyssey. Translated by Robert Fagles, with an Introduction and Notes by Bernard Knox. Penguin papberback, 1997.
3. Plato, The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo. Translated by Hugh Tredennick and Harold Tarrant with an Introduction and Notes by Harold Tarrant. Penguin Classics, 1993.
4. Dante, The Inferno. Translated with Introduction and Notes by John Ciardi. Signet Classic, 2001.
5. The Heinrich von Kleist, The Marquise of O--, and Other Stories. Translated by David Luke and Nigel Reeves. Penguin Classics, 1978.
6. Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo. Edited by John Willett and Ralph Mannheim. Arcade paperback, 1994.
7. Molière, Tartuffe: A Comedy in Five Acts Translated by Richard Wilbur. (Harcourt Brace paperback). OR: or The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. Translated by Richard Wilbur. Harvest paperback.
8. Voltaire, Candide. Dover Thrift Edition, 1991.
9. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. As told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) by Nicholas Black Elk. University of Nebraska Press, 1979.
10. E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime. Plume paperback, 1997. [Any other edition is also acceptable.]
The above 10 works are the only purchases required for this course, and the only texts for which I have placed a class order at Claflin Books and Copies.
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This page last updated 10 January 2005 .